The Reds are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems.
Reports in the British media claim that Liverpool will look to sign Reading midfielder Michael Olise.
The 19-year-old’s contract at Reading is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
The midfielder has featured in 39 matches this term, netting 5 goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions.
The 19-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in France. Michael Olise has represented France at Under-18 level, winning 2 caps.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Liverpool are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 19-year-old as potential transfer target. They have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Jurgen Klopp wants to target in the summer transfer window.
The Reds will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
Olise has the talent to play many roles in midfield. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Liverpool are reportedly planning to sign Michael Olise this summer, with Jurgen Klopp seeing the Reading midfielder as a potential bargain. Olise is out-of-contract at the Madejski Stadium in summer 2022 and has told the club he is not going to sign a new deal. The 19-year-old can therefore move on for a relatively-modest fee. The teenager spent time with Manchester City and Chelsea as a young player, before joining Reading’s youth system. However, both his former clubs are now back in the market for him. Last week, we exclusively revealed that Bayern Munich were also among his suitors. With five goals and 10 assists to his name this season, Olise has outlined his abilities to shine at a higher level. Only Norwich’s Emi Buendia has more assists to his name – and he carried a £40m price tag when Arsenal were linked in January. Now the Daily Express claims Liverpool are also in the mix to sign Olise. Indeed, they state that Klopp sees the youngster as having ‘Jack Grealish-like qualities’.”
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Liverpool will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Reading to the negotiating table. The Reds have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Reading are preparing to sell their midfielder should they receive a massive offer for him.
Michael Olise ideal fit for Liverpool?
If Michael Olise is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Liverpool.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
If he turns out to be a star like many expect, it could be one of the club’s smartest transfers.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Liverpool come calling for Olise this summer.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.